In an effort to explore the small worlds which can not be seen with the naked eye, I saved to buy a decent macro lens. Meanwhile, I was researching on the Internet about what could be done with a real macro lens; the ones that were able to to reach a magnification ratio of 1:1.
After a year, my final decision was to buy a Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens. Initially I wanted a new lens, but it was out of my reach, so I settled for a used one. However, when I received it last week and inspected it, I found out the lens had never been used. It was purchased by mistake. The customer opened the box, saw it was the wrong lens and put it back in the box and decided to sell it through E-Bay. That is were I found the deal—and took it.
Below are my first photographs using the macro capabilities of this lens. The subject was a miniscule white flower in our back yard. It was so small, you could barely see it—but surely the lens could. Take a look at you can do with a good marco lens.
I’m very satisfied with the results of these images. They say that “Practice makes perfection”, which means that I will have to keep on studying more and taking more pictures if I want to raise the quality of future photographs. That is my goal. Good Day.